My budget went to Boulez 76 and some spare Wagner operas. I don't how if I will ever hear the Karajan Live ring, and that's why I requested Ragnar to do a compared listen between the Live ring he purchased and the Karajan Studio Ring.Granate, have you heard Karajan's live Salzburg Ring? Not all done in one year but in instalments between 1968 and 1970. You'll find the relevant recordings on Opera Depot. Karajan is much better live than in the studio so it's worth a listen.
Not that I am unsatisfied with the Studio Karajan. The Eloquence box is very close to be my next Wagner purchase (I already own the Böhm ring and Boulez in digital.
My next interests in Wagner would be Bayreuth 71 and 77, but that should be for another time.